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Police consult DPP

Shalveen Chand
Thursday, April 24, 2014

POLICE will be forwarding files to the office of the Director of the Public Prosecutions to see if parents can be charged in cases where children and toddlers have lost their lives.

Over the last two weeks, incidents where toddlers have drowned and smothered to death after they were laid upon while sleeping were reported to the police.

Police spokeswoman Ana Naisoro said after police investigated such cases, their legal team would seek further advice from the DPP.

Meanwhile, with the school holidays approaching, police chief operations officer Assistant Commissioner of Police Rusiate Tudravu said this would be a crucial week because they would be dealing with schoolchildren who would be enjoying their break.

He said police had been issuing safety tips over the past few days in light of concerns about the safety of children.

"Parents have to ensure their children's whereabouts are known at all times over the two-week holiday period," said ACP Tudravu.

"Parents and guardians are also being urged to ensure they plan something productive for their children to do at home so as to avoid them looking for things to do outside of their homes.

"For working parents, please ensure that your children are left in the care of a responsible adult at all times and encourage constant communication."

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